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Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids

Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids

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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521523394

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  • This graduate textbook designed for students in physics, chemistry and materials science provides a modern treatment of the theory of solids dealing with the physics of electron and phonon states in crystals and how they determine the structure and properties of solids. The first part of the book deals with electrons and atoms in a crystal, and the second part extends the discussion to defects in crystals and to structures without crystalline symmetry. There are numerous exercises throughout and appendices to provide the necessary background.

    • Extensive treatment of topics including much on materials in active research areas
    • Coherent and unified treatment of the physics of crystalline solids, starting with density functional theory
    • Extensive set of appendixes prove all the necessary background material
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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521523394
    • length: 700 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus. 50 tables 150 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Crystalline Solids:
    1. Atomic structure of crystals
    2. The single-particle approximation
    3. Electrons in crystal potential
    4. Band structure of crystals
    5. Applications of band theory
    6. Lattice vibrations
    7. Magnetic behaviour of solids
    8. Superconductivity
    Part II. Defects, Non-Crystalline Solids and Finite Structures:
    9. Defects I: point defects
    10. Defects II: line defects
    11. Defects III: surfaces and interfaces
    12. Non-crystalline solids
    13. Finite structures
    Part III. Appendices: A. Elements of classical electrodynamics
    B. Elements of quantum mechanics
    C. Elements of thermodynamics
    D. Elements of statistical mechanics
    E. Elements of elasticity theory
    F. The Madelung energy
    G. Mathematical tools
    H. Nobel Prize citations
    I. Units and symbols
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Efthimios Kaxiras received his PhD in theoretical physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and worked as a Postdoctotal Fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory in Yorktown Heights. He joined Harvard University in 1991 where he is currently a Professor of Physics and the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics. He has worked on theoretical modeling of the properties of solids, including their surfaces and defects; he has published over 130 articles in refereed journals, including several invited review articles and book chapters. He has also presented his work in international conferences and workshops throughout the world, through more than 70 invited lectures. He has co-organized a number of scientific meetings and co-edited 3 volumes of conference proceedings. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society, Sigma Xi - Scientific Research Society, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Physics (London).

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